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Revision of Electoral Roll

The Electoral roll is taking place in February and March. Members who have passed away or moved on will be taken off the roll and attendee’s who wish to be on the roll please take a form from the back of Church and return to Margaret Baker, the Electoral Roll Officer. If you filled in a form in 2019 there is no need to do another however, if any of your details have changed please inform Margaret as soon as possible. Thank you.

Vision Morning

Please pick up a letter from Vicky with a summary of what happened at the vision morning and a feedback form to share your views if you couldn’t be there.

Can you spare some time to deliver a few church magazines?

After many years of delivering our parish magazine, we have two people, Val Wood and June Thew, who are now retiring from this. Thank you so much both of you for your dedication to getting the news from St James’ around our parish. This does, however mean that we need magazines delivered in the following roads: Moorlands Crescent, Kesteven Way and Cutbush Lane as well as Alpine Close, Wheatcroft Drive, Edevale Road, West End Road, St Francis Avenue Hatley Road and Taunton Drive. If you would be willing to take on either of these rounds, or you can absorb some of them into your existing rounds then please do let Linda or David F know as soon as possible. Thank you.

Flower baskets wanted

Tidying out your shed ready for spring? Do you have any unwanted flower baskets – you may have received an arrangement and kept the basket ‘just in case’? The flower team would be very grateful if you could bring them to church, as we are planning to arrange flower baskets for Mothering Sunday and sell them in aid of Project Aurora. If you need any more details please speak to Sue Overell.

Sursum Corda

These Latin words mean ‘Hearts up!’ and refer to the three opening responses at the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer (the prayer of thanksgiving for all God has done which remembers Jesus words and actions at the last Supper) where the priest invites the people to ‘lift up your hearts’. As we are celebrating a Festival Service today these responses will be sung. Please do join in with the choir. We will practise them briefly before the service.

Palm Crosses

Please return last year’s Palm Crosses to Vicky or Linda so the ash can be prepared for our church and school Ash Wednesday services. Thank you. This year children from our church school will be preparing the ash and learning about the meaning of it.

Lent Leaflet

Please pick up a leaflet about what is happening in the parish for lent this year. Please sign up at the back of church for Lent Course groups and the Quiet Day.

Stay and Play kitchen helpers

We are currently in need of helpers for the kitchen during Stay and Play on a Wednesday morning. This is a valuable outreach to the wider community and your help would be greatly appreciated in preparing snacks, teas and coffees. There is a sign up sheet at the back of Church or if you would like more details please speak to Rachel.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are undertaking a revision of the GDPR consent forms currently held. If you have changed any of your contact details and we do not already know about it OR if you have never filled in a Consent form please let us know. There are forms at the back of Church today or speak to Linda or Kate.